Rakesh Bharti Mittal

Current Position

Vice-Chairman, Bharti Enterprises

Founder & Trustee, Plaksha University


Y.M.C.A. Institute of Engineering (PG Diploma, Electronics & Controls)


Rakesh Bharti Mittal is Vice-Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, one of India's leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri-food business, financial services, realty, and communication & media devices. Rakesh is the Chairman of Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Bharti AXA General Insurance and FieldFresh Foods. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Bharti Airtel and Managing Director of Bharti Realty Limited. Rakesh served as the President of CII for the year 2018-19. He has been the Chair of several CII Councils and Committees at the National level. Rakesh has been awarded the Honorary Doctor of Civil Law Degree by Newcastle University, UK.

He is a recipient of several awards including the prestigious Horasis Indian Business Leader of the Year 2016 Award (Internationalization), Institute of Engineers - Engineering Excellence Award 2004, and LMA - Entrepreneur of the year Award 1992. In 2019, the Satish Chander Dhawan (S.C.D) College, Ludhiana bestowed Rakesh with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his invaluable contributions in business, different areas of public interest, and nation as a whole.